Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tea Time With Friends

We love to have tea and every afternoon at half past three we stop for a cup of tea. Sometimes, we have a friends over for tea and at other times, we venture out . . . to have tea at a friends.

And on Sunday, to the city we went to have a Sunday Afternoon Tea with Cecelia and Connie . .

A pretty table -- so Provencal in color reminding us that it was the first day of Spring and a lovely day as well

A wonderful rabbit, a terra cotta carrot and some dried magnolia leaves made the perfect centerpiece

Sandwiches, strawberries and cream . .

Cookies, wee muffins and tiny poppy seed tea cakes

And tea, of course -- our favorite, a French blood orange -- what is left in the tin is the last of this amazing tea -- they have enough for one more pot -- which we'll share the next time I come visiting

And to finish --

Christopher Elbow Chocolates. If you haven't had one, you've missed a great treat. They are absolutely the best chocolates!!!!

The afternoon passed all too quickly and I headed back to Linderhof. The car filled with gifts (and a box of Elbow Chocolates!).

It was the perfect way to spend the first day of Spring!!!! A leisurely afternoon tea with friends Connie and Cecelia! What a treat!

It's Tuesday which means that it's Tea Time . . . . Let's join these parties!!!

Tabletop Tuesday with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life

Tea Time Tuesday with Terri at Artful Affirmations

Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha at Martha's Favorites

Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday with Pam at Breath of Fresh Air

Tea Time Tuesday with Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor

Tuesday Tea for Two with Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen

Tea Time Tuesday with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Everything looks so yummy! and what a pretty table.

On Crooked Creek said...

What a lovely French table setting! And, for you, what a treat to have been a guest. . .instead of hostess. I missed Tea Time today due to a much needed napping after weekend company. Think I'll fix tea for after dinner on the deck with "Mr. Ed".

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Beautiful table! I love the table linens and everything looks absolutely scrumptious!

Beth said...

Martha, What a beautiful tablecloth, food, and chocolates. This was a fun post for me to look at and I know you had a great time.
Blessings, Beth

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
What a wonderful tea you had! The bunny makes the cutest centerpiece! Love the tablecloth and those chocolates are looking scrumptious! A yummy post! Thank you for joining me for my Spring tea party. It was lovely to have you. Enjoy this first week of Spring.


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your spring tea table is so colourful. I'd love to try the cholcolates, a brand I've not seen in Ontario.

Pondside said...

That table just says 'spring' to me. I can't resist yellow and blue at this time of year, whether on a table or in the garden.

Jocelyn said...

What a lovely tea. Everything looks so delicious and inviting. Wonderful way to spend the first day of Spring.


Wanda Lee said...

Dear Martha,

What a delightful Springtime tea post! What a lovely and yummy looking tea table you have spread before us!..,

Thanks so much for for joining Pam and I for TTTT and also for my 75th,'Tuesday Tea for Two'.

Cheers, hugs and blessings from Wanda Lee


I love this tablesetting for tea...everything looks yummy...can I come over?!, right now!!! OK. I'm fine. I love the cups and cookie plate and your beautiful linen.

♥ Miss Tea said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful tea table! love the rabbit and the tea set, the food looks so delicious, i'm a chocoholic and those are making me drool!! Happy Tea Time Tuesday!

Carol at Serendipity said...


What a lovely table. The chocolates look wonderful. Norman Love Chocolates are very similar - each a work of art.

I have recently started drinking tea each afternoon around three. I try to avoid the goodies with it though!


Bernideen said...

Looking lovely!